Consider laws when designing uniform policies

Consider laws when designing uniform policies

Restaurants should consider state laws governing what defines a uniform, and who is responsible for maintaining it. • See more H.R./Legal articles

What are your uniform policies? You may not realize it, but restaurants' procedures for dictating, supplying and laundering uniforms may be governed by state law. Vague or unenforced policies can subject employers to costly litigation.

An important initial question is whether an employee’s clothing is a uniform. If it is a uniform, then at least a dozen states, including California, Nevada, New Jersey and New York, require that the employer provide and maintain the uniform. Under

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